Issue 1/2018 of integration published

In the new issue of integration, Pol Morillas, Melike Janine Sökmen and Akın Ünver present the global movements, trends and actors driving EU-Turkey relations and predict that under these circum­stances conflictual dynamics between both actors are likely to increase. Carmen Gersten­meyer and Julian Plottka focus on the European Citizens’ Initiative and discuss selected reform elements with regard to their potential contri­bution to further democ­ratise the EU. Markus Kaim and Ronja Kempin analyse the Franco-German security and defence cooper­ation and assess how far the level of ambition of both actors converge also with regard to current EU dynamics in this field. Linn Selle discusses ideas on how to strengthen parlia­mentary bodies on the national and European level in order to exert their full budget authority. The issue contains also a summary of the annual conference 2017 of the Institut für Europäische Politik and the final conference of the project “Alter­native Europa!”. The ‘Arbeit­skreis Europäische Integration’ reports on confer­ences about the role of law to provide security and the capacity of the European Commission to act as a force for cohesion.

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